Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ready for Some Finish

Nice productive day today. I glued on the fretboard last night and today carved the neck, a bit tough being hard maple but went OK.

Just a bit more sanding and I can start finishing. Nice that the maple does not really need pore filling so that saves a step :-)

Using Royal Lac Shellac finish again

Just simple dots on the fretboard

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Two Pieces Become One - temporarily....

The Tenor Uke is getting closer to completion, I joined the neck & body tonight just to verify the neck angle and alignment, pretty close but need a bit of tuning. The Fretboard is cut and bound ready for the frets as well. So once that is done I can carve the neck and then just the bridge is left to make..

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Some More Progress....

Ahhh the humidity is finally in a good range for building!!!

So the top and back are on the Tenor Uke and to binding channels are routed.. Always a bit stressful to start taking a router to a more or less OK looking instrument body. Luckily the new binding router set up works well and takes away some of the stress..

Also the mounting holes for the bolt on neck are done..

Looking forward to lots of progress in the next few weeks..

Starting to look like something

Binding channels

And more binding channels

Ready for the neck - well not really yet